5 Innovative Ways to Spark a Love of Reading in Your Middle School Classroom

If you find it hard to get your classroom full of tweens to crack open a book, you are not alone. The leap from easy read chapter books to full-blown YA novels can be daunting. Even the most avid readers in elementary school can find it difficult to summon the time or desire to read for fun. Here are some sure-fire tips to help you spark or re-kindle (no Amazon-based puns intended) the love of reading in your middle school classroom.

In-Class Book Clubs

Leadership Coach and former educator Elena Aguilar, in her blog post titled Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students, says, “Many students (especially boys) need to interact with each other around texts. It greatly enhances their comprehension and makes it so much more enjoyable.”

Creating book clubs is a great way to divide the classroom into smaller groups, which makes it easier and less intimidating for in-depth discussion among the students.

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Midnight Guardian in the Classroom

Because the Midnight Guardian series are clean YA, free from wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap words and naughty content, they are perfect for the classroom.

My aunts are teachers, my Dad was a teacher, my sister was a teacher (now a school administrator), my cousin is a vice principal. So yeah, it’s safe to say that I come from a family of teachers. And the thing they have taught me is the importance of providing valuable resources for teachers.

Therefore, I’m extremely pleased with myself to be able to offer a new page to my Website dedicated to the classroom. On it you will find downloadable worksheets and information on school visits. I’ll add new items periodically. If there’s something you’d like to see, please leave a comment on this post or Contact me directly.

Go to > In the Classroom Page